DAOU 2011 Celestus Blend

2011.daou.celestusDAOU 2011 Celestus Blend

This Syrah and Cab blend is full of dark berry notes. I especially liked the blueberry with hints of sage.  Big chalky tannins grab your tongue pretty quickly. Tartness dominates the mid-palate. A simple finish.

Retail: $46

http://www.daouvineyards.com

(K&S Rating: 3 of 6)


Winemaker Notes: “Dark purple tears slowly tint the glass and slide toward the garnet core.  The wine’s nose is dominated by ripe blue and black fruit; blackberries lead the way. Also noticed are mid-season lilacs combined with black peppercorns and dark shaved chocolate.  The wine’s acidity with chalky tannins provides a balance that is a testament to Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon blends.  The fruit base on the palate is a complex array of flavors including pressed blackberries, steeped dark cocoa, vanilla beans and fresh picked violets.

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